The ‘mundane’ day to day things. When you look back to a time in your life, you definitely remember the big things; the events, the weddings, the vacations but it’s the small regular things that make the nostalgia kick in.
Those after school afternoons playing games with your friends, that dog-friendly cafe you’d go to on the regular, the morning coffee and reading time you’d enjoy in the mornings, cooking dinner together every Friday night with your partner.
The smells, the tastes, the general feelings of comfort, frustration, happiness, anger. These are the things you remember. These are the things that matter.
Don’t let the ‘mundane’ or the ‘regular’ things slip. Consistency in experiencing a small thing regularly will always leave a huge impact, regardless of what it might be. An argument that happens regularly, a daily smile from a co-worker, rushing to get to work every morning.
That’s the stuff that makes up your life. That’s the stuff that demands your attention. That’s the stuff that will actually improve your life if worked on, not a ‘life changing’ one off experience.
If you surprise your wife on the regular with a flower, make an effort to spend time with friends, put in the work for whatever it is your doing and not rely on a big event that’s meant to ‘set you up’, or change your life — that’s when you’ll look back and smile at a life well lived.
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